Thursday, December 14, 2006

Be Still my Heart

Get a load of these heels! They are actually artworks of a Turkish friend. He’s made an entire exhibition of “takuye,” the wooden sandals traditionally worn in Turkish baths, but now associated with the Religious Right in this country. Each of his little sculptures is a comment on how dangerous it is for Turkey to be slipping towards becoming an Islamic state. Plus the works are wickedly funny, including an Islamic Swiss army knife, a polygamist purse in which to pack up your wives, and a stretch limo for Islamic politicians, all made from actual takuye.

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